Originally Posted by XTS3000
IMBE is not a free codec. Manufactures have to pay licensing fees for each IMBE scanner produced. That's why they are more expensive than analog only scanners. No price fixing.
Still, they DO maintain a tight price control on their line of products.
For example, the RS/GRE digital models are available at much more reasonable price... granted, they may lack some features that the Uniden's have, but still - - RS is currently offering their 106 for a low 299.99....
You'll never see Uniden going near that low in the near future.